glock vs 1911's
That being said... I have to admit that I was a slow convert to the Dark Side of Handguns made of Plastic! When they 1st became available, I said they look like a plastic toy gun or a POS & I damn sure would never buy 1
But about a year after they were introduced, 1 of my buddies bought a Model 17. I soon found out I could pretty much hit Everything I aimed at & it actually pointed the same as my 1911's. Still, I could not bring my self to admit that they were more than just a passing fad.
But by the time the Model 19 was introduced, I bought one and was a closet Glock owner for quite some time. As the years flew by & more models came out, I started buying in mass. The Ugly Plastic POS that I predicted would only last a year was now one of the top sellers in the Firearms Industry & probably is the Top Seller except for the 1911 or 45 Colt SAA. Both of which have, of coarse, been in Production 4 over 100 years. So after becoming a Glock Armorer & a Texas State Certified CHL Instuctor over 15 years ago. I have to admit they are probably the Best & Most Dependable Handgun for Concealed Carry Ever Made!!! There, I've Finally Said It!!! I Feel Much Better Now! So year after year of seeing my customers in the Firearms Industry & my CHL students abuse & miss use them, I firmly believe they are the most Dependable Pistol Ever Made. U can abuse them any way U want & they still keep shooting. I've personally seen models that have never been oiled & cleaned that still Function Perfectly. I've seen cops wash them in the Dishwasher & not oil them & they still work. And I did all the tests in Glock School... dipped in mud, dropped, frozen, & Ran Over by a 2 ton truck. And they still Function! No Matter What! So Whats my Point??? Even tho I still LOVE My 1911's & They will ALWAYS be my 1st Love....
If I could only (Heaven Forbid) own one handgun for Self defense, Personal Protection, or even for Hunting or Survival. it Woild Be A Glock! I would probably choose 1 of my .357sig Models or my 10mm Glock 20. Why ? Because the .357sig round is more powerfull than a 357 magnum & holds a lot more rounds. And the 10mm because it is pretty much equal to the .41 Magnum & again, holds many more rounds. I would probably choose the 10mm because they both hold the same amount of rounds & the sheer Stopping Power & Penetration will work for Hunting, Bear protection, shooting thru barriers, & the Sheer Knock Down Power of the 10mm. I would not choose the sissy 9mm or .40cal if I could own only one. They are great & I own both calibers, but if my life is truly on the line, I want the superior power factor of the 10mm. You Choose your own Poison... I will choose the Glock every time. It's not pretty or sexy like a 1911. In fact I still think they are Ugly. But when the Shit hits the Fan, the bad guy is not going to stop & admire how good my Gun Looks. He Better be Running & Ducking & hoping I can no longer Legally Use Deadly Force, & that I have the common sense to know he is No longer a Threat. Cause Bad Guys Don't care what your pistol looks like...They just don't want to be looking down the barrel of any Handgun. no matter how ugly it is............. NR
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